Petra Johana Poncarová

Mgr. Petra Johana Poncarová, PhD.

  • e-mail: PetraJohana.Poncarova (at)
  • phone: +420 221 619 341
  • office: 219a (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: by appointment
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Academic assistant and researcher (KREAS), project manager of the H2020, MSCA ITN European Joint Doctorate (EJD) Project MOVES. Her research focuses on Scottish literature and culture, especially on modern writing in Scottish Gaelic (Derick Thomson, Sorley MacLean, Tormod Caimbeul, Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar). Her essays on modern Gaelic literature have appeared in various collective monographs and journals. She has co-edited four issues of Litteraria Pragensia. She has participated in conferences in Scotland, Canada, Poland, Germany, and France. She is the depute convenor for Europe of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures and international affiliated member of The Scottish Revival Network.

Selected recent publications:

BA, MA, and PhD thesis proposals are welcome in the following areas: Scottish literature; Scottish Gaelic literature; twentieth-century British literature.

If you are looking for an idea, I would be especially keen to supervise theses on the following authors / topics:

  • British literature: A. S. Byatt; M. R. James; J. G. Farrell; W. H. Hodgson; Arthur Machen; Hilary Mantel; Violet Paget (Vernon Lee); Salman Rushdie; Barry Unsworth; slavery in British literature and culture
  • Scottish literature:  A. C. Doyle; William McIlvanney; R. L. Stevenson; Christopher Whyte
  • Scottish Gaelic literature: Ruaraidh Arascain is Mhàirr (Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar); Tormod Caimbeul (Norman Campbell); Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean); Crìsdean MacIlleBhàin (Christopher Whyte); Ruaraidh MacThòmais (Derick Thomson); the Osssian controversy


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